Check-and-Balance System for AAMI Standards ‘Keep Us All Honest’

Checks and Balances for AAMI Standards ‘Keep Us All Honest’

PATIENT SAFETY

So explains Sue Klacik, who has served on AAMI’s standard committees for many years, on the Process This! podcast. It’s not unusual to get 2,000 or 3,000 comments on a proposed standard.

More Infection Prevention Articles
Adding Cleaning Verification Tests to Your Reprocessing Regimen
Prevention Strategies
“If it looks dirty, it’s definitely dirty. If it looks clean, it might still be dirty” — a recent webinar explains this critical insight and more regarding recently mandated cleaning verification tests for high-risk endoscopes.
Why Bedside Cleaning is the Most Important Step in Endoscope Reprocessing
Prevention Challenges
“It’s baffling, it’s intriguing, and it is the most important step in the endoscope reprocessing chain,” according to an expert featured on a recent episode of the Beyond Clean podcast.
APIC 2022: Day 1 Report
Prevention Strategies
“Our work is stabilizing a reeling world,” said the president of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology as the organization hosts an annual conference for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Novel Training Model Boosts Knowledge and Confidence in Sterile Processing Professionals
Prevention Strategies
“SP personnel are expected to inspect diverse endoscope models, reliably identify defects, interpret findings, and take actions such as recleaning or assessing damage to determine whether repairs are necessary,” a new study reads, validating the need for a new, evidence-based training model.
What to Know About ANSI/AAMI ST108
Prevention Challenges
“Water is actually really complex in its chemistry and depending on where you are geographically, the water quality can be very different,” says the co-chair of a working group authoring the new standard.
More From Single-Use Endoscopy
A new analysis shows the power of Ambu

Performing Procedures

A data analysis evaluated the power of Ambu’s double-lumen tube, which offers continuous visualization, to save time and curb additional procedures.

A new role for single-use bronchoscopes in helping detect lung cancer

Bronchoscopy Procedure

Lung cancer’s stealth strategy to lie in wait can be derailed with early detection — the kind of diagnosis that robotic bronchoscopy, with the help of single-use bronchoscopy, can help make.

Follow-up is one of the greatest factors contributing to patient safety.

Prevention Strategies

A lack of staffing, effective systems, standard operating procedures and clinical pathways contributed to patient safety issues.